Oh man. You guys are amazing. After, like, 48 hours, we’re knocking on the door of our Kickstarter goal. Thanks so much!!
Just wanted to say thanks. It’s incredible – it could, like, be a record or something…
Also, for all you out-of-towners in case you haven’t heard: Rt. 1 washed out about 20 miles north of here. Scary stuff. Amazingly no one was injured.
The road is closed indefinitely. No traffic coming down from the north.
This is bad news for Big Sur businesses, including the Library, who are reliant on tourists and stuff. No one knows how long it’ll be closed for!
But we’re calm. No looting or hording of dry goods just yet. No Mayan apocalyptic ramblings. And good God, no soul-searching!
But something to keep in mind, I guess, when you ruminate on our Kickstarter project; basically – and sadly – we’ll be taking a huge financial hit for the foreseeable future given this closure. Ugh.
Enough with the housekeeping. Back to the task at hand, namely this: the new stage is slowly but surely coming together! The momentum is tangible, if not outright palatable.
That’s Tobin loitering by the truck, and that’s the redwood planks covered in tarps, to the left.
To the right of the truck, you’ll see a big redwood. We planned it out so that if you’re in the audience, the redwood will perfectly bisect the stage – right down the middle.
And here we see Todd and Tobin standing over a table saw. Neither is wearing goggles. Why is that? I guess they want to look tough for the blog.
Fun fact: the new stage will come out farther into the audience than the old one. It will also face slightly more to the Northeast (or was it Southwest?)
Here’s a shot of that beautiful mess from another angle:
What will happen next? Will the stage, like, be built more? Will Todd and Tobin have a fight? Will I find a way to sneak my head into another shot?
And visit us on Kickstarter!